Monday, October 17, 2011
The Doctor's Lady - Jody Hedlund
Summary of This Book:
Priscilla White knows she'll never be a wife or mother
and feels God's call to the mission field in India.
Dr. Eli Ernest is back from Oregon Country only long
enough to raise awareness of missions to the natives
before heading out West once more. But then Priscilla
and Eli both receive news from the mission board:
No longer will they send unmarried men and women
into the field.
Left scrambling for options, the two realize the
other might be the answer to their needs. Priscilla
and Eli agree to a partnership, a marriage in name
only that will allow them to follow God's leading
into the mission field. But as they journey west,
this decision will be tested by the hardships of the
trip and by the unexpected turnings of their hearts.
I saw this book on another rating blog (http://katysreviews.blogspot.com/) and wanted to read it instantly! The book instantly had me hooked. I've said this before but I'll say it again. I LOVE convenient marriages story lines. It's always funny when the main characters are trying their HARDEST to NOT fall in love with their spouse! I just think it's ironically funny. *Spoiler Alert* I felt sorry for Priscilla when I found out she could not have kids. Every woman once in their lifetime longs for the feeling of a human life growing inside them.
I found myself laughing out loud in several scenes. The quarrels between Priscilla and Eli are HILARIOUS!
Y'all definitely need to read t his book!
Emily's Rating of This Book:
My next book I'll be doing is Wyoming Sweethearts by Jillian Hart.